Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour
How to Make a Painted Chain & Leather Necklace
This necklace is an edgy combination of chain, leather and beads. Intermediate jewelry crafters can try this project to challenge their skills and to practice working with jump rings and various sizes of chain.
Remove 4 link sections
Use rubber jawed pliers to twist open the fifth link and remove a 4 link section. Twist the open link closed, and then twist open the fifth link to remove another 4 link section.
Measure & cut cord
Measure and cut 8, 18" sections of brown cord.
String together with beads
Take 4 of the cords together and string them on a topaz bead, silver bead, topaz rhinestone bead and a silver bead.
Attach findings to cord
Bring the ends of the cord together and make sure that they are all even. Trim if necessary. Add a bead of E-6000 to the cord ends and insert the ends into a Kumihimo finding. Press firmly into place and set aside.
Repeat Steps 3, 4 and 5 with the remaining cords for the other side of the necklace.
Attach to painted chain sections
Open a 10mm jump ring and slide on a curb chain link. Attach to the bottom link of the painted chain section. Fold the curb chain in half and attach a jump ring to the end link and the painted chain. Attach the other link ends to the other painted chain link with jump rings. Cut a 22" section of curb chain, fold it in half and attach the links to the painted chain sections with jump rings.